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Stoke chief Scholes insists no panic over sluggish start

Stoke City chief Tony Scholes says there's no panic over their poor start to the season.

Scholes expects an upturn in results.

He told The Sentinel, “We've been in this league for eight years and you don't survive in the toughest league in the world unless you are doing some things right.

“Just because the first four games haven't gone the way we wanted, it doesn't mean we suddenly change anything.

“The fundamentals are all good and they are all in place. And actually if you look at the teams we've played so far, they are all doing pretty well.

“And the three teams we've lost against are all in the top-six in the table, if you bother looking at the table at this time of year.

“We are four games into a 38-game season. Things are in place and we continue to do the work that, in Mark and his team's case, we've done for over three years now very successfully, so that will remain."

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